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Dr Bobby Sng (Bible Society)

our guest speaker, Bobby Sng, is a regular speaker at student and graduate conferences and author/editor of over ten books. He was former General Secretary of the Fellowship of Evangelical Students. Presently, he serves as President of The Bible Society of Singapore and Vice-President of the Fellowship of Evangelical Students.

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Dr John Ng

Dr Philip Satterthwaite

Dr Philip E. Satterthwaite has been a regular guest speaker at BFEC since 2001.

He has been a lecturer in Biblical Graduate School of Theology since 1998 in Old Testament, Biblical Hebrew and Hermeneutics, and in 2011 became the principal of BGST.

Before coming to Singapore, he was Research Fellow in Hebrew & Aramaic at Tyndale House, Cambridge. His main research areas are: the Old Testament Historical books and the Septuagint.

He is a member of Prinsep Street Presbyterian church.

He is married to Eileen Poh, a Singaporean, and the main reason for his being in Singapore.

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Dr Tan Lai Yong

Upon graduation from NUS in 1985, Lai Yong worked as a doctor in Singapore. In 1996, he and his wife, and one year old daughter moved to Yunnan, China, and joined a community development team, working with the poverty affected in remote villages, caring for orphans, disabled children and leprosy affected.

In his 15 years on Yunnan, he had to cycle about 30 km daily, create innovative ways to teach health and hygiene to the different Minority Ethnic groups and villages, plan for "surgery camps" for cleft palate babies and other disabled people, and also initiated tree planting (eg walnut) efforts that led to thousands of trees being planted to help raise farm income and also reduce soil erosion.

As part of the China National Day celebrations in 2004, Lai Yong was given the Friendship Award for Foreign Experts at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, an event that was graced by Premier Wen Jia Bao. Lai Yong was also given the Singapore International Foundation (SIF Award) presented by Mr. Lee Hsien Loong and the 2005 Singapore MILK Fund (Mainly I Love Kids) Award for Outstanding Youth and Children's Worker by President Nathan. In 2007, the Yunnan Provincial TV Station ran a series on people in Yunnan and the viewers voted Dr Tan Lai Yong as one of the "Good Citizens of Kunming"(昆明好人)

Lai Yong has written several books and his first book, "Biting the Bamboo" - Experiences of Work and Life in Yunnan, is in its 5th printing. He also wrote the book , "Two Ears But Only One Mouth – Reflections on Wisdom in Rural Yunnan" and "Pilgrims" – A Photo journal of life in a Dai Village in Xishuangbannna ( a joint publication with photographer Andrew Chew). He is married to Lay Chin and has 2 teenage children.

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Edmund Chan (CEFC)

Introduction of our guest speaker:

Rev Edmund Chan is a seasoned disciplemaking pastor. The Leadership Mentor in Covenant Evangelical Free Church, Edmund is widely regarded as an insightful Bible expositor and a wise mentor of Christian leaders. In 1995, he launched the annual Intentional Disciplemaking Church (IDMC) Conferences, which have drawn over 1000 pastors and disciplemaking leaders from more than 150 churches from over 18 countries. He also serves on the advisory councils of several Christian organizations. 

Edmund has authored Built To Last: Towards A Disciplemaking Church, Growing Deep in God, Mentoring Paradigms and Growing Deep in Faith. He graduated summa cum laude from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with an MA (Missions). He is married to Ann Chan, who serves as an Associate Pastor, and they have two adolescent daughters, Amanda and Belicia.

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